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months and through efficiencies that we found and the hard work of the entire dod team, and our allies, too, with all of these other networks, we now will be able to move the 5000 plus vehicles that are needed for the buildup by the end of the summer. >> joe, you have the last one and then we will let the general get back to work. >> i want to go back to your opening statements. and you have talked about building partners capacity. i wonder if you could talk a little bit more about this issue, give us more details, what kind of military engagement you are doing and what are those countries? >> ok, joe, thanks. we have soldiers in iraq and afghanistan. i have a command element in each
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place. the we have a large headquarters here in kuwait, in which our kuwaiti partners are letting us use and we have agreement on the use of this. i also have headquarters back in atlanta and shot air force base. but here in peter, -- shaw air force base. but here in theater, and we're working in any of 8 to 10 countries. we have troops the conduct local engagements teaching medical skills a a and combat operations with their partners in those countries, like u.a.e. and cover and bahrain and here in kuwait. -- cutter and bahrain and here in kuwait. here this week we had a five man detail that was up in one of these central and south asian countries, probably not good to go into the details of which
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one, but in one of these countries, they were conducting a medical engagement and talking about how to respond to national -- natural disasters and what efforts we were doing in preparing for those. but they were also helping to maintain -- learn how to maintain their medical equipment, x-ray equipment, lab equipment, etc. and just this week also here in kuwait we conducted a small engagement of about five of our troops with some of these special troops in kuwait and conducted the air assault training, which included some classroom work, some fieldwork, and ultimately a ride in helicopters at night under blacked out conditions to deliver troops on the ground at an objective area, which they
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were able to accomplish in training and come back out safely. and then we conduct a review after those events. last example i would give you is we are about to start a -- the start an exercise in saudi arabia that will involve a couple thousand of our soldiers in an exercise called "earnest leader" that we conduct every year with the kingdom of saudi arabia. that involves a battalion task force and a number of our soldiers who will be exchanging ideas and training together on how we would fight together if we had to hear in any theater. >> general, we have come to the end of our allocated time. we want to thank you for this informative session. before i bring it to a close, let me make sure that you do not have anything else that we have forgotten or in the closing comments that you want to make. -- any closing comments that you want to make.
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>> i would like to say thanks to all of our partners and teammates who are helping us do this and i would like to give them an acknowledgement for the great work they're doing. but also, these great heroes we have on the ground were doing the hard work, guarding the trucks, delivering and repairing the equipment. general jim rogers, from north carolina has 6000 troops out there doing the types of things i just mentioned. he and his soldiers are making it happen every day, and that is the big difference for us. thank you for your time today. >> general, thank you for helping us understand and appreciate the enormity and the challenge. it reminds us of the old military adage that anybody can talk tactics, but professionals talk logistics'. thank you very much. >> and just one more closing comment, i will remind you that as some of you know, i am an operator and not a logistician,
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but i am just amazed at what these logisticians are doing. thanks very much, brian. >> the general getting a lot of questions at the news conference on the moving equipment from iraq to afghanistan. we covered and event earlier today at the center for strategic and international studies. you can see that later on defense logistics. look for that later in the c- span video library. president obama is on his way to north carolina. he will be speed -- speaking at a lithium battery ion company. we will have his comments at about 11:55 a.m. eastern here on c-span. those comments in the wake of the news about unemployment figures for march. the largest number of jobs were created last month since the recession began, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7%. employers added 162,000 jobs in march.
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the daniel benjamin will be speaking about the obama administration's efforts. [inaudible] [no audio] >> coming up at noon eastern, daniel benjamin, the state department's counterterrorism coordinator. you'll be talking about the tactics and strategies used. about the live on c-span2. >> the minute that the wall street firms were in the business of harvesting middle- class and lower middle-class americans for their home equity value and making loans to them against it, there was a natural risk of abuse. >> sunday, michael lewis on the subprime mortgage crisis.
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his latest is "the big short." he is also the author of "lyders cowger," and "the blindside" which was the basis for the movie starring sandra bullock. michael lewis sunday on c-span's q&a. >> this began on the tv, from the virginia festival of the book, rebecca usclute. and princeton university professor nell irvin painter on invented the idea of a white race in the history of white people. fine the entire weekend schedule at and follow was on twitter. >> are content is available on
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television, radio and on-line and you can also connect with those on facebook, twitter and youtube, and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ c- >> let's meet another winner in the c-span studentcam documentary competition. we asked students about one of our country's greatest strength or a challenge that the country is facing. today we are talking with third prize high school winner alex weltman from boulton -- patton rouge, louisiana. welcome to c-span. >> thanks. >> why did you decide to focus on the american free market economy for your documentary? >> one of the reasons was -- i was brainstorming about what we should do with this video with my friend stephen. we were trying to think about what topic no one else would focus on. what are some common strains of
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that people agree with, maybe military, freedom of speech. what is another strength that america has that no one else will think of? we thought, oh, the free market economy. people do not often think about that when they think about the great things about america. obviously, this is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. as it turned up, we to -- we were able to find a lot of small and large business owners that we were able to interview. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> i learned a lot about what it takes to start a business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not really focus on what kind of forms you have to fill out. it was more like, what you as a person has to go through to start a business. three of the people we interviewed told us that anyone
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can start a business as long as you have the appropriate amount of determination and drive off. -- and drive. about what one told us was the most true. he said, not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination and motivation. not everyone has that. >> you also mentioned in your documentary repeatedly the american dream. describe it in your words. >> ever since america was founded, people from other countries have been traveling to america to seek a better life. the american dream is that better life that you will find in america. i think that with the recent recession the american dream has been kind of lost. we're kind of getting over the recession now, but last year, people were saying that it is not so easy to make it in america with this economy.
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i'm sure people in other countries were feeling the same way, like we should not go to america now. look how bad they are having it. with this video we wanted to renew faith in the american dream and in the free market economy. i think the american dream is still very alive. one business owner told us that through his experience he knows it exists because he came from korea and he has a much better life here in america. he was a soft -- software engineer and now he is retired with a franchise donut shop. if he he made it so well that you can quit your job as a software engineer to open a doughnut shop, then i think you definitely achieved the american dream. >> if somebody opened up for a small business, what would you -- what advice would you give them? >> most field within the first year. -- most fail within the first year.
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even if you're not making money, you have to keep trying a until you succeed. that is what i would tell yothe. and you cannot give up. >> thank you for talking to us about your documentary on the american free market economy. >> oh, no problem. >> and we want to congratulate you and your partner, stephen, on your win. >> thank you. >> and here's a portion of the documentary. >> businesses in the united states have capitalized on our greatest strength, the american free market economy. >> i think a free market economy is the only way to go in america. i do not know if we have a true free-market economy in this country. there is definitely a bit of crony capitalism going on as far as who gets to fail and who gets to succeed, but on a small business scale, which is where i think the free-market economy is the most trooptrue, it is the oy
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economic system i could ever imagine. you need to fall a little bit to be able to stand up. in >> to watch all of alex' documentary as well as our winning videos, you can go to >> more than 15 countries pledged billions of dollars to help haiti. we will show you the opening remarks of this conference with attorney -- with u.n. attorney- general -- with the u.n. secretary-general ban ki moon. >> excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentleman,
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i declare open the international donors conference towards a new future for haiti. it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you at the united nations  headquarts kdññrimportant event, which is d atgy mobilizing international support for thel needs ofc÷ haiti in an effort to lay the foundation for haiti's long-term recovery.
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brochurof the wreckage speaking] -- [speaking french] [speaking french]
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excellencies, four weeks, experts have been -- for weeks, experts have been assisting us with the disaster. in tandem, the prime minister along with the government has worked out a blueprint, a plan to guide haiti's recovery and could reconstruction. -- and reconstruction. he will present that vision in a moment, and i'm sure you will agree that it deserves our full and generous support. as a plan for action it is concrete, specific, and above all, ambitious. our goal is not just to rebuild. it is to build back better. again, to quote the president, it is a plan create a new haiti.
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for haiti, the majority will no longer live in deep poverty, where they can go to school and enjoy better health, where they have better options without leaving the country altogether. under this plan, the haiti recovery commission will channel $3.9 billion in two specific programs and projects during the next 18 months. over the next 10 years, he east reconstruction needs -- haiti's reconstruction needs will be an estimated $11.5 billion. clearly, this assistance must be well invested and well coordinated. it must provide for continuing relief -- and emergency relief, food, sanitation, health care, and most importantly at this
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moment, shelter. you are all aware how difficult the situation is right now. the rainy season is fast approaching and they are at risk for flooding. health and sanitation issues are growing more serious. we're also concerned about the security situation in some of the camps, especially for women and children. i appeal for $1.4 billion, currently only 50% funded. as we move from emergency to long-term reconstruction, let us recognize that we cannot accept business as usual. what we envision today is a wholesale national renewal, a sweeping exercise in nation- building on a scale and scope
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not seen in generations. in partnership with the united nations, haiti's leaders are looking for a new social contract with the people. [speaking french]
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[speaking french] >> excellencies, it requires fresh approaches to all problems. among them, investments that create jobs as well as incentives for people to relocate from port-au-prince to cities and villages elsewhere in the country. today, we will rise in solidarity with haiti. by the end of this day, i am confident that we can truly have helped to haiti -- we will have helped haiti along the road to a better future.
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thank you very much. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, i have a great honor now to invite the hon. hillary rodham clinton, secretary of state of the united states of america, to address the conference. you have the floor, madame. >> thank you very much, secretary general, and thank you for your leadership and your personal commitment to this international endeavor. pat? -- ? preval, -- president powerball, to you and your readers, thank -- president kollhofpreval, to d your leaders, thank you. and to all of the countries and
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international institutions represented here, thank you. thank you for the immediate response to the overwhelming catastrophe that afflicted the haitian people and thank you for your commitment -- continuing commitment. we have had over 140 nations working to support the government of haiti and delivering food, temporary shelter and medical care to thousands of survivors. but the emergency relief is only the beginning of what will be a long road to recovery, as the secretary general just pointed out, one that will require a global support. some people wonder, why haiti? why this great outpouring of commitment to haiti's future? why is haiti's fate of such
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consequence to the region and to the world that it deserves sustained help? why should we hope that with this time our collective assistance that haiti can achieve a better future? these are questions that deserve answers and i believe this conference will begin to do so. the humanitarian need we know is gray, therefore, as fellow human beings -- is great, therefore, as fellow human beings we response from a position of conscience and morality that, but for the grace of god we could be in their place. natural disasters are often unpredictable in inflicting great cross. haiti was a country of 9 million people before the earthquake. today, more than one-quarter of a million of those people have died. more than 1 million are homeless.
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hundreds of thousands live in temporary camps without enough food or sufficient access to sanitation. nearly every government agency has been destroyed along with universities, hospitals, and primary schools. and we know they are the foundations to a nation's long- term progress. close to 1 million young people were preparing to enter the job market within five years. now, there are opportunities have crumbled. -- their opportunities have crumbled while the need for jobs has multiplied. haiti was on a new path to progress. the government, led by the president, had started an acting critical reforms. haiti's economy grew by nearly 3% last year. two and international james launched hotels. new factories were opening --
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two international chains launched hotel. new factories were opening. but with the earthquake, the results of much of this hard work were wiped away. but the people of haiti never gave up. as they mourned their losses, they gathered the resources they have left and began working around the clock to put their lives and their country back together. they relied on the strength and spirit that have carried them through tough times before. but they need our help. they cannot succeed without the support of the global community. and we need haiti to succeed. what happens there has repercussions far beyond its borders. there are two paths that lie before us. if haiti can build safe homes, its citizens can escape many of the dangers they now face and return to more normal lives. if haiti can realize broadbased, sustainable economic growth, it
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can create opportunity across the country beyond port-au- prince, so haitians do not have to move their capital or leave their country to find work. if haiti can build strong health and education systems, it can give its people the tools they need to contribute to their nation's progress and fulfill their own god-given potential. if haiti can create a strong, transparent, powerful institutions, it can establish the credibility, trust and stability the people have long deserved. and if he can do all of those things with our health, it will become -- if haiti can do all those things with our help, it will become an engine of prosperity, generating opportunity for itself and in countries and hemisphere's beyond. but there is another pass a that haiti could take, a past that
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the man's far less of haiti and for less of us. if the effort to rebuild is slow or insufficient, if it is marked by conflict, lack of coordination, or lack of transparency, then the challenges that have plagued haiti for years could erupt with regional and global consequences. before the earthquake, migration drained haiti of many talented citizens, many of klum live in our country. -- many of whom live in our country. if new jobs and opportunities do not emerge, even more people will leave. before the earthquake, quality health care was a challenge for haiti. now it is needed more urgently. haiti has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the hemisphere, a highest rate of hiv, the highest rates of infant, child, and maternal mortality, one of the highest rates of child malnutrition, and with the public health system now
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shattered, those numbers will climb. the lack of sanitation services could cause outbreaks of lethal illnesses, and a lack of reliable medical services could give rise to new drug-resistant strains of disease that will soon cross borders. before the earthquake, hunter was a cause -- a problem for haiti. -- hunger was a problem for haiti. the years of deforestation had stripped the topsoil and people struggle to grow enough food for their families. the riots that broke out in 2008 toppled haiti's government. now food is even more scarce and people more desperate. before the earthquake, security was a challenge for haiti and a united nations peacekeeping mission helped promote the rule of law. now the dedicated u.n. workers in haiti have suffered terrible losses. so have the haitian national police, which were building
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their ranks and their capacity. with so much dislike -- destruction and this location, security is even more tenuous. drug-trafficking is a half a billion dollar a year industry in haiti. it thrives on political and social instability. trafficking in human beings is also rampant. tens of thousands of children are trafficked in haiti every year and now even more are even -- are more vulnerable. each of these problems directly affects the people of haiti, but they indirectly affect us all. and if they worsened, it is not only the people of haiti that will suffer. i have great confidence in the resilience of the people of haiti. their history has tested them and now they are being tested again. so are haiti's leaders, in whom i also have great confidence. we

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